Armstead Aims for July 30th Decision

Armond Armstead is looking to make a pledge at the end of this month. Arizona State and five other schools comprise the Elk Grove defensive tackle's short list. Devils Digest talked to Armstead about his future decision.

"Recruiting is going good with Arizona State," said the 6-5 290 Armond Armstead. "(running backs) Coach Jamie Christian is recruiting me and I like him. I really like the program, I like that it's in the Pac-10, and I want to visit the school and learn more about it…I'm waiting for summer school to end and I will visit them the next couple of weeks."

Oregon, Arizona, Washington, USC, and Texas A&M make up the rest the list of schools Armstead will pick from. "Distance doesn't matter to me," he claimed. "Wherever I'm comfortable with that's' where I'll play."

As a junior, Armstead tallied 79 tackles and five sacks from his defensive end spot. He benches 290 pounds, squats 390 and has a 30.5-inch vertical jump. He cites his athleticism as his prominent skill. "I can use my strength against someone smaller than me, or my speed against a bigger player," he noted. "But I can always get stronger and faster."

USC and Washington are the schools that Armstead has already paid a visit to. "I want to visit the rest of the six schools before July 30th, because that's when I plan to make my decision." he stated. "I'm looking to make my decision and end the (recruiting) process early."

The defensive tackle reports a 2.9 core GPA and a 1600 SAT score.

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